Thad needs to be in his bag tomorrow. Melo-stopper...
Hope he's up to it.
In the past early games were ugly for us. Hopefully we start sharp. This is a chance for turner to show something. He'll probably be defended by Kidd, as the least scoring threat in starting line up.
What's up guys. Knick fan here just wanted to say i really liked what u guys have done this offseason and i think u will be our biggest challenge in the division. I think Boston won't be able to hold up for 82. Anyways good luck tomorrow. Classy team
First test of a team with a legit 20+ ppg wing scorer without Iguodala. I'll be interested to see how we handle that, and who gets the bulk of the minutes against Melo
Im guessing we see thad on melo a lot....im really curious to see how thad would play against him
They really start Kidd and Felton? Wow. Is Ronnie Brewer their only guy who can defend the 2? Seems like one of those games where if ET and the other 2s can't get it going they need to feel pretty bad about themselves.
They stomped the heat. So I imagine they'll be feeling good for a while.
Other intriguing match ups
Young v smith
Wright v Novak
Hawes v Thomas
I was watching the Knicks-Heat game on and off. Not too closely... But basically I have no idea if Melo was playing more 4 or 3. And I'm not sure if they went with Kidd/Felton at the same time a lot. So the matchups throughout the game might not be indicative of the starting lineups. We'll see. That's what I'm most interested in.
...Basically I'm worried that were gonna see a lot of Dorell Wright on Melo... Yikes. This is the kind of game we might miss Andre.
1, jrue needs to score 40. if he's being guarded by felton or kidd or smith or prigioni, he needs to torch them.
2, novak is very dangerous. the sixers have done a great job of closing out on 3P shooters with collins as coach, but novak has a lightening quick release and he's deadly accurate. if he gets 2 or 3 open looks in a row, he could very easily turn a 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 point deficit into a 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 point deficit.
and 3, tyson chandler v. lavoy allen or spencer hawes will be very interesting to watch. chandler is a great athlete and a deadly finisher around the rim in the pick and roll, and since neither lavoy nor dispencer hawesome are known for their mobility and quickness, if they can do a good job of limiting his looks, they should be able to do good job against every other center in the eastern conference. and that's before they get bynum back.
Hoping for a good game, fellas.
It's a shame that Bynum can't play and we don't get to see this Sixers team at full strength, which I'm pretty excited to see myself.
I may actually get to watch this one!
I also don't want to see too much Wright on Melo. However we could lose out and there will be no missing of any of our departed members from this portion of the "we".Quote:
Originally Posted by sixer04fan:24179790
This is one game I actually think Evan might have an opportunity to do well on the offensive end.
And we may need him to.